14 August 2014

summer 2014 snapshots | Ischia

summer 2014 snapshots

We got around this summer.
I hope to share a bit of those comings and goings.

Photos are generally iPhone, 
many already published on Instagram.

Arrive at the port via hydrofoil and rent scooters. 

Take your lovely children on a tour of the island, 
with a stop or two at the water before settling on 
Spiaggia Cava Grado near St. Angelo.

Swim in the cool blue waters.

Enjoy lunch at the beachside trattoria. Take lots of photos of your lunch.


Lament the fact that you only have one day in Ischia.

Start plotting your next visit.

Spiaggia Cava Grado

To reach this beach, head to St. Angelo, and just before the descent into St. Angelo, in the area where the public busses gather, there is a small road on the right that heads down to it. Parking is sparse, except for scooters, of course, so it's best to arrive by one of those busses or taxi.

Why we love it?
It's small, relatively hidden, not particularly crowded, family oriented, quiet...with a spectacular view. There is also a full-service bar and trattoria (only a few tables, arrive early and reserve your spot!) with outstanding food at fair prices.

The downside?
The stairs could be a challenge for some. Also, the small public part of the beach was packed by the time we arrived mid-day. We did carve out a corner, but it wasn't ideal. I doubt that the bar is open year round. Also, my niece, who went exploring a bit, is convinced a small snake bit her bottom while she was in a cave-like area. The stuff of nightmares! She is a tough one. 

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1 comment:

  1. OK, you have me drooling! Now I have another place to add to my places to visit! You know me! I can't get enough of Italy! Looks like you are having a fabulous summer!